Students are entitled to “multiple opportunities to demonstrate their learning.” However, having to arrange supplemental opportunities to write the test is a burden on the teacher. Those tests are often rescheduled during subsequent class times and that can also be stressful for the conscientious student who legitimately missed a test and now must miss another class.

The problem is not unique to JMSS. To name but a few, staff at Ridgemont and Woodroffe have experienced the same situation. To combat this issue, JMSS have implemented a “Missed Test Room” initiative.

RATIONALE: Students who legitimately missed a test won’t have to miss another class. Students who chose to miss a test without justification will have to “rise and shine” for an opportunity to complete it.

  • When a student who has missed a test returns to class, a conversation ensues between that student and the teacher to determine on which morning of the week (of the available Missed Test Room days) the student will do the missed test.
  • The teacher’s sole duty then is to ensure a test for that student in placed in an envelope with the teacher’s name and additional instructions (calculator, dictionary, Scantron, etc.) on the cover and placed in the appropriate receptacle in the math office.
  • On that pre-determined day, the student will report to room 347 (the Missed Test Room) at 7:30 a.m. (or anytime thereafter) to write their missed test.
  • The student will have until 8:45 a.m. to complete the test.
  • If the student finishes prior to 8:45 a.m., they may leave.
  • If the student fails to attend, they will receive a “zero” for that test.
  • The Missed Test Room will be supervised by members of staff on a voluntary basis including admin.
  • Once all tests are complete, the supervisor will return the tests to the receptacle in the math office.
  • Tests should be scheduled for 50 minutes so as to allow for extra time.